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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.896

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a fine eggshell body. There are two carp swimming amongst water weeds in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and rose-pink enamel on the exterior. The base is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1912-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26 millimetres
    • Diameter: 137 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 896

    Dish with two carp swimming among water weeds


    Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican period, about AD 1912–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.28, no.896 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.44, no.896 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.64, no.54 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: From the Liddell & Elphinstone Collections. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. May 30th 1929. The Liddell Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain. No.121: £45.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.896

Fine eggshell porcelain dish. Decorated in famille rose enamels with two carp swimming amongst water weeds. Outside covered with rose-pink enamel. Glazed base.

Fine eggshell porcelain dish. Decorated in famille rose enamels with two carp swimming amongst water weeds. Outside covered with rose-pink enamel. Glazed base.

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